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Campus: Larimer Campus and Westminster Campus

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a two-year AAS Degree in Paralegal and enter the workforce. Students explore torts, contracts, ethics, civil litigation, legal research and e-discovery processes. This AAS degree prepares students to work under the supervision of an attorney preparing legal documents, researching and compiling information, and communicating with clients. Students receive training for careers in a variety of legal areas including contracts and property law, legal ethics, research, and writing. Students will choose electives in fields such as family law, administrative law, evidence, criminal law, probate and estates, employment law, and intellectual property law. They will gain practical hands-on experience in a local work setting to see firsthand what it is like to be a paralegal.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

POS 111American Government: GT-SS1

3

GEN EDUCOM 115/125/220

3

MATH MAT 120/107

3

PAR 115Introduction to Law

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

PAR 127Legal Ethics

3

PAR 116Torts

3

ELECTIVE PAR 118/125

3

PAR 211Legal Research

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: Upon completion of ENG 121, PAR 115, PAR 127, and any 6 credits of elective (select one from PAR 116, PAR 118, PAR 125, or PAR 206), you should apply for the Foundations of Paralegal/Legal Assistant Certificate.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
PAR 201Civil Litigation

3

PAR 219E-Discovery and Litigation Technology

3

PAR 212Legal Writing

3

CAPSTONE PAR 289/280/287

3

ELECTIVE PAR 118/125

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: Upon completion of ENG 121, PAR 115, PAR 217, PAR 201, PAR 211, PAR 212, PAR 219, a capstone course (select one from PAR 289, PAR 280, PAR 287), and any 6 credits of elective (select one from PAR 116, PAR 118, PAR 125, or PAR 206), you should apply for the Paralegal/Legal Assistant Certificate.

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
PAR 206Business Organizations

3

ELECTIVE Paralegal Elective Course

3

ELECTIVE Paralegal Elective Course

3

ELECTIVE Paralegal Elective Course

3

GEN EDUAny Approved Elective List Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60